Students on Sobriety (S.O.S.)
Teens are at far greater risk of death in an alcohol-related crash than the overall population. If you’ve been drinking, don’t drive and if your friends have been drinking, tell them not to drive.
Knowledge is Power
Through research and education, the Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) promotes numerous programs, including Students on Sobriety (S.O.S.), which educates teens about the legal, financial and human costs of drinking and driving.
Locally, (in Michigan and northern Ohio) LEEP speakers visit high schools to deliver the message of the dangers and penalties of drinking and driving.
On a national level, due to the expense involved, LEEP offers the S.O.S. program on DVD, along with support on how to conduct the presentation to students.
- Traffic crashes are the #1 cause of death for teens in America.
- Teens are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash compared to all other drivers.
- 5,148 teens (ages 15-20) were involved in fatal crashes nationally.
- 28% of drivers (ages 15-20) who were killed in crashes had a blood alcohol level of .08.
- 33% of young drivers who were killed had been drinking alcohol.
- The estimated cost for each injured survivor of an alcohol-related crash is $99,000.
We Need Your Support!
Send a life-saving message to our kids by supporting the Students on Sobriety (S.O.S.) program. Since its inception, the program has been presented to over 100,000 students.
Bring S.O.S. to Your School
If you would like to have the Students on Sobriety (S.O.S.) program in your school, call the LEEP Program Office toll-free at (800) 451-1220 or write:
S.O.S Program Office
28091 Dequindre, #303
Madison Heights, MI 48071
– What Students Say
“The S.O.S. program is very real, and this gets everyone aware of the problem. It’s emotional and tells the truth. It doesn’t hide anything about what happens, and that’s good.”
Student, Sterling Hts. High School
Source – Newspaper Article
– What Parents Say
“Thank you for presenting the S.O.S. program at East Detroit High School. The officer’s speech and the video pointed out very valuable lessons. I drove my son to see the crashed car that you delivered and I witnessed other parents doing the same. I would recommend your program to any high school.”
Parent, East Detroit High School
– What Teachers Say
“Some kids are almost desensitized to things nowadays. Sometimes I think they need a reality shock like the S.O.S. program.”
Teacher, Eisenhower High School
Macomb Daily Newspaper Article
– And What the Media are Saying about the Students On Sobriety (S.O.S) Program….
“Here’s a tip for teens who think they can beat a Breathalyzer test for drunken driving… don’t even try. The only way to beat it is to not drink and drive, S.O.S. speaker told students at Ferndale High School.”
Daily Tribune Newspaper Article